Conclusion of Bolgrad Gymnasium Hostel Bathroom Project – Ukraine

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Karen Sullivan. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to replace 5 toilets, 2 sinks, and faucets in the student hostel, enabling access to indoor plumbing for students and guests.

Karen reports:

I’m writing to let you know that we have completed our project! Overall everything went well with the exception of the beginning of the project. We had a slow start due to flu quarantine.

The school successfully replaced 5 toilets, 2 sinks and faucets, and some of the plumbing pipes.

The students are so excited to have indoor plumbing, especially now with the cold months. One student said “You mean I don’t have to go outside in the middle of the night anymore?!”

The school asked Karen to forward you along their note of appreciation (which was translated by one of the English teachers):

Dear Appropriate Projects,

The administration and pedagogical staff of the Regional Establishment “Bolgrad Gymnasia” is thankful for your attention to our establishment and your financial support in solving plumbing problems in the hostel.

The aid of Appropriate Projects helped us to improve living conditions and sanitation issues for pupils who are living in the hostel. Solving this problem will also help us avoid future illnesses among pupils.


Zhanna Suslina and Bolgrad Gymnasium

Karen concluded:

But to be honest I think the students and staff who live in the hostel are the most thankful. When I went to take pictures, they couldn’t stop thanking me and Appropriate Projects.

Thanks again! It has been a pleasure working with you!

We, in turn wish to express our thanks to the friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Karen Sullivan for providing the funds for the project.